Future Pathways News 12 May 2017

Year 10 Impress in the World of Work

Congratulations go to our entire Year 10 cohort on their impeccable behaviour and impressive maturity when recently spending a week on Work Experience with 60 local and city businesses. They did everything they were asked to do and more.

Just a few examples of comments received from owners and managers:
“Was great to have on board, will take on as an apprentice when ready.” (Zayne Cody)

 “Olivia was amazing; we would have to say one of the best work experience students ever. Very polite, interested in everything. Always looking for something to do to help. I would recommend her for any career she decides on” (Olivia Madeley)

  “Zoe has been a bright, positive addition to our newsroom. She has performed well, exceeding expectations repeatedly and approached the week with tenacity. We’ll be sad to see her go!” (Zoe Roche)

 “Lauren was an absolute pleasure to have here. Both customers and staff made comment of how well she fitted in and how hard she worked. She is a very quick learner and is eager to please and learn all aspects of what we do here. Polite, well-mannered and confident when engaging with both staff and customers.” (Lauren Brockhurst)

 “Hamish was a pleasure to have here and I am sure will have a bright future as a lawyer if this is the path he chooses.” (Hamish White)

 “Pleasure to have in store and was always enthusiastic when completing tasks presented to him. Would have back in store for future work experience.” (Blake Moore)

 There were more positive comments than I have room for here, thank you students for being a credit to the College and yourselves.

Thanks of course, must also go to the businesses that so kindly accepted our students and gave them a great week.

Year 8 to Attend Future Careers 2025+ Expo

All Year 8s and a few Year 10s will be attending the Sunshine Coast Council’s Future Careers 2025+ Expo on 23 May at Kawana Community Centre.

This event is a career expo and science and technology fair combined. Sunshine Coast Council’s aim is to engage students in hands-on exhibits which demonstrate how technology is becoming integrated in ALL of the high value industries on the Sunshine Coast. As a small taster, students will see hologram lenses in action; find out how robots will be used in aged care; talk to a robot; see how drones are used to map the Sunshine Coast; learn how to drive a virtual car; find out how smart light poles are changing Caloundra and see how 3D prosthetics are changing the medical field.

Students will leave the College at 10:40am and return by 1:30pm. Full formal uniform should be worn.

Careers and Employment Expo 2 – 3 June 2017

Year 11 and 12 students may be interested in attending the Careers and Employment Expo in Brisbane on our next long weekend break.

These Expos are leading careers, training, education and employment events. They offer the opportunity for students to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to careers options.

The 2017 event will showcase a vast range of organisations comprising;

  • Universities
  • Group Training Organisations
  • TAFE
  • Private Colleges
  • Registered Training Organisations
  • Training Councils
  • Government Agencies
  • Business Opportunities and Franchising
  • Industry Bodies and Employers

What’s new for 2017?

  • Interactive hands-on areas for trades
  • 100’s of real jobs covering many industry sectors
  • Career workshops and resume advice services
  • Give-aways and visitor competitions

Where? Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

When? Friday 2 June,  9am – 3pm and Saturday 3 June, 10am – 4pm

Free Admission

Year 10 to Experience the University of the Sunshine Coast

On 8 June our Year 10s will have a great day experiencing USC.

Experience USC is a special event for Year 10 students who are starting to prepare for life after high school.

Students will discover what university life is like and explore their career options by attending three 45 minute career workshops from over 30 to choose from.

With more than 1,500 students from 30 schools attending last year, Experience USC is a highly sought after event.

Our students have already chosen and registered for their choice of workshops and it certainly looks like it is shaping up to be an interesting and fun day.

Students will travel by College bus, leaving at 8:30am and returning by 2pm.

Work-Ready’s EQUIPD e-Magazine are looking for student contributions

We have been using the Work Ready Program this year with senior students in careers classes. The next issue of the publisher’s e-Magazine will be available in July.

The magazine will have some great interactive activities and editorials exclusively for students.

They would like to get feedback and comments to share with one another, so are looking for students to write about some of the issues that concern them as they prepare to face the next phase in their lives.

It would be great if some of our students could contribute by answering the following questions and sending them to me ([email protected]) for possible publication.

Have your say!

  1. If you could have a conversation with the Prime Minister, what would you talk to him about?
  2. What do you think are the biggest issues facing teenagers today?
  3. What are you listening to or watching at the moment?
  4. How do you spend your down time relaxing?
  5. What do you think is the greatest obstacle to your own work future?
  6. What do you most look forward to when you eventually leave school?
  7. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  8. Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

Carol McKee, Future Pathways Coordinator